Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Black Cat Scat

Today I'm taking part in Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie contest. I love children's stories and thought it would be fun to give it a go. :) Here are the details:

The Contest:  write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (title not included in the 100 words), using the words spooky, black cat, and cackle. Get it?  Halloweensie - because it's not very long and it's for little people :)


Black Cat Scat
Halloween was Simon's least favorite holiday. No one ever wanted to trick or treat with him.

"Simon, where are you?” a voice called.

Could it be? Did someone want him?

No sooner had Simon come out of hiding than someone screamed.

“Ahh! It’s a black cat! Run!”

 Simon shrunk to the ground. He didn't think he was so spooky.

 Simon jumped as someone cackled behind him. “There you are, Simon!”

Simon's little girl, dressed like a witch, scooped him up and rubbed behind his ears. “You are perfect for Halloween!"

Simon purred. Maybe Halloween wasn’t so bad after all.




34 comments:

  1. Rachel, I love this! I didn't catch on until the end that Simon was the black cat! Purrrrrrfect.

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  2. Cats can feel left out at times. Thanks for capturing this sentiment with this story. I liked it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Good Job!

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  3. What a sweet little story. And the figurine at the end goes perfectly w/it!

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  4. I'm so glad the girl showed Simon some love. It made for a story with a happy ending!

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  5. Love both the story and illustration.

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  6. The illustration fits perfectly with your story. Nicely done!

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  7. Really sweet. So glad Simon found a friend.

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  8. Beautiful message, Rachel...all we need is someone to love and appreciate us.:) Sweet story - well done!!!

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  9. Aww, cute! Makes for a warm fuzzy feeling!

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  10. Hope she shares her treats with him.

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  11. Adorable, I want a Halloweensie Simon black cat!

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  12. Like it...now Simon can go trick or treating.. :)

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  13. Aw, black cats get too much flack. Especially during Halloween. Sweet story Rachel. Cool that you went outside the scary path.

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  14. Poor Simon. Black cats do get a bum rap!

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  15. Very sweet. I feel the LOVE. Well done.

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  16. Aw, I like it. What a sweet story! Great job, Rachel!

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  17. Aw! I'm glad someone appreciated Simon for Halloween! :) Very sweet story, Rachel! Thanks so much for joining in the fun! :)

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  18. What a sweet picture and a great story to go with it!

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  19. How sweet that Simon was found and appreciated! As my friend Meg says, there's a lid for every pot. Delightful story!

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  20. Aw, what a cute story! So fun reading this on Halloween. :)

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  21. There's nothing like unconditional love to make a story sparkle. :)

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  22. Aw! Poor Simon. I'm so glad it had a happy ending.

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  23. Black cats do get a bad rap on Halloween, don't they? I'm glad Simon found a friend in the end.
    - Carrie

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  24. Yay for a black cat's best friend! ;-)

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  25. Ahh, that's so cute. Love it.

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  26. AWW! So adorable! Poor black cats get a bad rap!

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  27. This story is really sweet. It's nice to feel needed!

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  28. Black cats do get a bad rap, don't they, Rachel? Good one!

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